“Toyo Tires congratulates BJ Baldwin on his epic back-to-back Baja 1000 victories and SCORE International championships,” said Amy Coleman, senior director of marketing, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. “With this being our third Baja victory in a row, I am proud to say the Toyo Open Country M/T-R is the tire of champions.”
Baldwin won the 2012 Baja 1000 and SCORE Overall Point Championship in similar fashion, then finished the 2013 Baja 500 in second place during behind overall winner and fellow Team Toyo racer, Robby Gordon.
Gordon was an early contender to win this year’s Baja 1000 until a broken front spindle required a lengthy 1.5-hour pit stop for repairs. The determined Gordon fought his way back to a remarkable sixth place finish in the Trophy Truck division.
Winning Class 1 and finishing seventh in the four wheel category was Damen Jefferies driving his #121 Jefferies-Chevy open wheel buggy equipped with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires.